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One ovary was a little bit bigger than the other. Isn't that a sign of ovarian cancer?

One ovary was a little bit bigger than the other. Isn't that a sign of ovarian cancer?

Normal: It is normal to have some asymmetry in size. Depends on normal cyst, time of cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How does one get ovarian cancer after removal of ovaries?

Tissue cell migratio: When ovaries have been removed you may have stray cells inorgans& other parts of body, and it is possible to get cancer usually in peritonium.So it is possible even after removal of ovaries. ...Read more

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How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

Primary peritoneal : There is a disease which looks like ovarian cancer under the microscope; is treated like ovarian cancer and has the same type of symptoms. It is called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Removal of the ovaries does not decrease the risk of having this disease. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Yes, you can.: Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S. ...Read more

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If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. Is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? Will lymph biopsy results be done first?

If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. Is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? Will lymph biopsy results be done first?

Frozen section,,,: What is done during surgery for this or other operations for malignancy is usually a frozen section, not a biopsy. This is taken so the doctors know if there is tumor or if they got all the tumor if there is one. The results are reported at that time but it is preliminary. The official result comes after surgical dissection and examination and takes 2-3 days. Then the dr. Tells the pt. ...Read more

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My mom is having half of her colon removed in the morning and her dr. Would also like to prevent ovarian cancer by removing her ovaries. Is that good?

Probably unnecessary: Unless there is a genetic syndrome, there would be no role for this. Maybe it would be appropriate to do a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis first. However, i would not recommend the ovaries to be removed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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In er, ultrasound showed cysts on both ovaries, and one cyst was lumpy. Could this be ovarian cancer?

It might be.: A cyst might be simple or multi-loculated, that is, many cysts in one with many walls that could contain cancer cells. The cyst might be filled with blood, a hemorrhagic cyst, or fluid, or be something else entirely. That's why it should be examined and possibly removed by laparoscopy, etc.. It would be wise to see your doctor for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is an ultrasound that examines the endometrium also good for examining the ovaries?How does one get their ovaries examined to check for ovarian cancer

Is an ultrasound that examines the endometrium also good for examining the ovaries?How does one get their ovaries examined to check for ovarian cancer

Pelvic Ultrasound: A standard female pelvic ultrasound evaluates the uterus (and endometrium) as well as the ovaries. Current ultrasound technology (especially when both transabdominal and transvaginal images are obtained) is a very good screening test for ovarian pathology including ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Please answer, if one had ovarian cancer, could it metastasis to pelvis and present on pap as cin 1?

Please answer, if one had ovarian cancer, could it metastasis to pelvis and present on pap as cin 1?

Pap and ovarian CA: First just remember a Pap test is only good for finding cervical CA. It doesn't find ovarian or uterine CA. That's why ovarian CA is called the silent CA and uterine CA presents with bleeding. Your abnormal pap is not even at a level where it would be CA yet. Talk to your doctor and ask if the CA cells from the ovarian CA look like the pap. Sounds like u have a new problem. Hang in there! ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause pain in the opposite side? Where I have no ovary

Can ovarian cancer cause pain in the opposite side? Where I have no ovary

Ovarian pain: Pain can radiate but usually should be on the the same side of the cancer. Other causes of pain should be considered. ...Read more

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Swollen ovary could mean ovarian cancer?

Swollen ovary could mean ovarian cancer?

Yes: Enlarged or swelled ovary could be sign of ovarian cancer. Need careful follow-up. If persist need biopsy. ...Read more

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Help please! is aching ovaries a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Help please! is aching ovaries a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Not usually: There are few symptoms of ovarian cancer which accounts for why it is rarely diagnosed at an early stage. The known symptoms are bloating, pelvic or back pain, feeling full quickly when eating, changes in bowel and bladder function and new unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge. ...Read more

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Where are the ovaries? What exactly is ovarian cancer?

Where are the ovaries? What exactly is ovarian cancer?

See below: Ovaries are in the pelvis if a woman, one on either side of uterus/vagina. See picture on the right. See this site for information on ovarian cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096 ...Read more

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How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

It is possible: The rounded appearance of the ovaries can be deceiving; in the embryo, when the ovaries descend into the fetal pelvis some cells may trail behind and be left outside the ovary. In addition, ovarian tissue is really somewhat comet shaped, with cells distributed along the ligament which is cut at surgery. These cells may become oca. Other cells body lining cells may also transform into oca as well. ...Read more

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Please point me to where are the ovaries and what exactly is ovarian cancer?

Please point me to where are the ovaries and what exactly is ovarian cancer?

Ovaries are pelvic: The ovaries are glandular structures on both sides of and connected to the uterus by the fallopian tubes that transport eggs from the ovaries to the uterine structure. The surface of the glandular portion of the ovary is epithelial similar to the peritoneal surface of the abdominal cavity. For the most part ovarian cancer develops in the peritoneal surface of the ovary and rarely from the stroma. ...Read more

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Symptom of ovarian cancer is enlarged ovary is that do to masses or can cancer just xause ovary to enlarge?

Ovarian mass: Oarian cancer is a solid cancer which means- some sort of mass/es would be there in ovary that is going to cause the increase size of the ovary. Ovary can also enlarge due to other benign condition such as simple cyst/physiologic cysts, polycystic disease etc. Especially at child bearing age, cysts would come and go, and majority of those cysts would be benign. So, close f/u of cyst is needed. ...Read more

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I have got a pain that seems to be coming from my left ovary. Am I so worried. Could it be ovarian cancer?

I have got a pain that seems to be coming from my left ovary. Am I so worried. Could it be ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that you can localize the pain to an ovary. Early ovarian cancer is usually not associated with pain. It you have concerns consult your doctor to see if an ultrasound examination is warranted. Visit this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20028096 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my right and left ovaries(but especially my left) for months now. It is a sharp/consistent pain. Afraid of ovarian cancer?

I've been having pain in my right and left ovaries(but especially my left) for months now. It is a sharp/consistent pain. Afraid of ovarian cancer?

Go to your doctor: Go to your doctor to get a physical exam and ultrasound. May be common causes as ovarian cysts. Follicular cyst, which occur after ovulation. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more